Goodbye Sprinter, Goodbye South America

It's true. We're leaving South America. Tickets are bought. The van is gone.  The Pan-American road trip is coming to an end. Honestly, it's hard for us to wrap our brains around this enormous, … [Read more...]

Rio Broke My Heart…But I’m Okay

I had big plans for Rio. I was going to sprawl my body out, drink in hand, on the white sandy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. I was going to shake my groove thing to a Samba beat in … [Read more...]

I’m Coming Out! Culturally Ambiguous

I was walking back from climbing the other day with Soleil in the kiddy-pack, and a guy I'd never seen before crossed our path from the opposite direction. As we passed, Soleil's tiny hand started … [Read more...]

Dear Daddy: A Letter from Soleil

Dear Daddy, Since you've been gone, lots has happened. First of all, I got sick.  Here I am in bed...suffering without you. Mom compensated for your absence by letting us watch Plaza … [Read more...]

Update from Brazil

Yep, it's true. We haven't been updating the blog. Just caught up in the whirlwind of life. Here's a quick update from Brazil... Soleil is in full training mode... potty training that is.  Nothing … [Read more...]

Injured Again – Serra Do Cipó, Brazil

Quick update from Brazil... It always takes us a couple weeks to really get settled into a place. On the one hand, we got incredibly lucky in Serra Do Cipó and immediately found our amazing … [Read more...]

Rock Climbing Serra Do Cipó, Brazil

When we left Argentina and entered Brazil, our target location was Serra Do Cipó. Up until a month ago we had never heard of this place, but a friend told us it was the best place in South America to … [Read more...]

Aloha Brazil

We left Buenos Aires on our way to Serra Cipo, Brazil knowing that we had a long 5-6 day drive in front of us, and in order to get there we were going to drive right by the world famous Iguazu … [Read more...]